MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-- Wednesday, a group of veterans here in Connecticut are being honored for their service.
Hand on heart, Bill Laucks is proud to be wearing his Veterans Wartime Service Medal. As a former navy man who served in the Korean War from 1951 until 1954, it's a sign of appreciation he says many veterans never received.
"You hit the American shores and they pretty much said goodbye, picked up your stuff, and we'll see you around. And for a long time, we just felt ignored," said Laucks.
In total, fifteen Veterans of foreign wars received their medals on Wednesday afternoon.
The medals are issued by the State of Connecticut and the ceremony was organized by State Senator Gayle Slossberg.
"This is something that we've done periodically, in recognition of our Connecticut Veterans. It's our opportunity to come together as a community and to say thank you," said Slossberg.
After World War II, Connecticut stopped the tradition of awarding veterans with medals. Back in 2005, legislation was passed that allows all veterans who served in active duty to receive the honor.
For Laucks, Wednesday's ceremony was also a chance to remember his past.
"We were stationed in Sasabo, Japan and battled off the coast of Korea," said Laucks.
And talk about it with others who understand how difficult that can be.
"Sometimes it's hard, sometimes it's very easy. Because along with the bad times, there are good times we could talk about," said Laucks.
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